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Challenger
Origin

Bred at Wye College and introduced in 1972, Challenger is a granddaughter of Northern Brewer and niece of Northdown. It is a versatile variety with wide application in both early and late kettle additions.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include cedar, green tea and sweet fruit

Supplier
YCH
Brewing purpose
Dual Purpose
Alpha acids (%)
6.5-8.5
Total oils (ml/100g)
1-1.7
Beta acids (%)
4-4.5
  • Dual Purpose
    Brewing purpose
  • 6.5-8.5
    Alpha acids
  • 1-1.7
    Total oils(ml/100g)
  • 4-4.5
    Beta acids (%)
  • Description

    Bred at Wye College and introduced in 1972, Challenger is a granddaughter of Northern Brewer and niece of Northdown. It is a versatile variety with wide application in both early and late kettle additions.

    Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include cedar, green tea and sweet fruit

    Supplier
    YCH
    Brewing purpose
    Dual Purpose
    Alpha acids (%)
    6.5-8.5
    Total oils (ml/100g)
    1-1.7
    Beta acids (%)
    4-4.5
  • Specification
    • Dual Purpose
      Brewing purpose
    • 6.5-8.5
      Alpha acids
    • 1-1.7
      Total oils(ml/100g)
    • 4-4.5
      Beta acids (%)